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NA TIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART
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How the store becomes front to an a ll-powerful global marketplace for which\, in the time-being at least\, the mall remains its congregational epicentre is a theme that runs through the photographs\, video and sculptures in this exhibition featuring three impo rtant female voices in art today: Vancouver&rsquo\;s Vikky Alexander\, and New York-based artists Josephine Meckseper and Jenny Holzer. Together\, the works in \;Store/Fronts \;force contemplation on contempo rary distinctions between public and private life\, and the ever-eroding li ne separating citizens from consumers.

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Curated by Jonathan Shaughnessy and Rhiannon Vogl

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Organized by MOCCA and the National Gallery of Canada

DTEND:20150419 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20150131 GEO:43.6446638;-79.4169861 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)\,952 Queen Street West \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 1G8 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Store/Fronts | Façades\, Vikky Alexander\, Josephine Meckseper\, Je nny Holzer UID:372252 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150131T180000 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20150131T110000 GEO:43.6446638;-79.4169861 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)\,952 Queen Street West \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 1G8 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Store/Fronts | Façades\, Vikky Alexander\, Jenny Holzer\, Josephine Meckseper UID:372253 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Jean-Michel Basquiat took the New York City art world by storm in the early 1980s and gained internationa l recognition for his powerful and expressive works that confronted issues of racism\, identity and social tension. On the occasion of the first major retrospective of the artist's work in Canada\, we gather artists\, writers \, historians\, and other creative thinkers together to consider the legacy of Basquiat&rsquo\;s work\, and its continued relevance. How can we extend Basquiat&rsquo\;s groundbreaking artistic approach to confront issues of r acism\, class struggle\, social hypocrisy\, while challenging perceptions a nd opening up new dialogues?

DTEND:20150328T170000 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20150328T090000 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time Symposium UID:372251 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Los Angeles&ndash\;based paint er Silke Otto-Knapp is known for her complex\, delicate paintings. Working mostly in a black\, grey and silver palette\, Otto-Knapp's largely monochro me works are studies in the use of light and translucency. Every compositio n is carefully constructed\, and Otto-Knapp's subjects are pioneering women artists\, modern dancers\, interiors\, landscapes\, seascapes and avant-ga rde stage designs. Unlike traditional watercolourists\, Otto-Knapp paints o n canvas and linen\, which allows her to repeatedly wash away and rebuild l ayers of paint\, lending her delicate images a distinctive flatness and lum inosity.

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For her first major exhibiti on in North America\, the AGO presents approximately 30 of her recent canva ses\, ranging from barren ocean seascapes to sharply defined silhouettes of modern dancers. Three of Otto-Knapp's paintings\, including Sailboat w ith Moon (2012)\, will go on display in the AGO's Thomson Collection of Ship Models. The spare simplicity of these canvases stands out boldl y in relation to the painstakingly detailed models displayed in the space.< /p>\n

Organized by Art Gallery of Ontario\n

Artist talk and opening recept ion with performance
March 18\, 2015
Artist talk: 5:30 pm\, Jackman Hall\, free
Public opening: 6:30 &ndash\; 8:30 pm\, Wal ker Court\, free

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The opening receptio n will feature artist Ei Arakawa's collaboration with New York&ndash\;based Hawaiian dance team Hālau Hula O Na Mele 'Āina O Hawai'I\, led by the nati ve Hawaiian Luana Haraguchi. They will perform traditional hula (Kahiko) in Walker Court beginning at 7 pm\, telling stories of the Hawaiian goddess o f volcanoes\, Pele. Otto-Knapp and Arakawa are frequent collaborators.

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DTEND:20150719 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20150214 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Land lies in water\, Silke Otto-Knapp UID:372249 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150318T203000 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20150318T183000 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Land lies in water\, Silke Otto-Knapp UID:372250 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Jean-Michel Basquiat took the New York City art world by storm in the early 1980s and gained internationa l recognition by creating powerful and expressive works that confronted iss ues of racism\, identity and social tension. Although his career was cut sh ort by his untimely death at age 27\, his groundbreaking drawings and paint ings continue to challenge perceptions\, provoke vital dialogues and empowe r us to think critically about the world around us. Jean-Michel Basquia t: Now's the Time marks the first major retrospective of the artist's work in Canada and will feature close to 85 large-scale paintings and drawi ngs from private collections and public museums across Europe and North Ame rica.

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Guest-curated by renowned Austr ian art historian\, curator and critic Dieter Buchhart\, the AGO's exhibiti on will be the first thematic examination of the artist's work. Inspired as much by high art &mdash\; Abstract Expressionism and Conceptualism &mdash\ ; as by jazz\, sports\, comics\, remix culture and graffiti\, Basquiat tran slated the world around him into a provocative visual language.

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An AGO-produced exhibition catalogue will be ava ilable in English with excerpts from Olivier Berggruen\, Francesco Pellizzi \, Glenn O'Brien\, Christian Campbell and Franklin Sirmans.

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This is a ticketed exhibition. Bookings open to AGO members as of January 12\, 2015\, and public tickets go on sale January 23\ , 2015. AGO members will be offered free admissionand an exclusive preview in the days leading up to the exhibition's opening.

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Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

DTEND:20150510 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20150207 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Now's the Time\, Jean-Michel Basquiat UID:372247 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150207T000000 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20150207T180000 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Now's the Time\, Jean-Michel Basquiat UID:372248 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Explore the diversity of artis tic media and expression that has come to define and shape the visual arts of our time. The works presented in the Level 5 galleries have been selecte d from the AGO's contemporary art collection and span from the 1970s to tod ay\, with an emphasis on recent acquisitions. They trace important developm ents in contemporary art such as sculptural experimentation\, the use of un expected materials\, performance and social experience. Over time\, works b y artists -- including Francis Alÿs\, Julia Dault\, Janice Kerbel\, and Si mon Starling &mdash\; will enter and leave the space. Visitors will re-enco unter David Altmejd's The Index\, for the first time on view since 2010. We invite visitors to challenge their ideas about art and discover t he reward of the unfamiliar.

DTEND:20150905 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20150129 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Elevated: Contemporary Art in the AGO Tower\, Francis Alÿs\, Julia Dault\, Janice Kerbel\, Simon Starling UID:372246 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This installation\, the third in the What's So Funny? series\, features 6 works that have been a cquired in the past five years\, all of which date from the late 1700s to t he early 1800s. In 1976 the Trier-Fodor Foundation gave the Art Gallery of Ontario more than 1100 works by the humorist and illustrator Walter Trier. The gift was accompanied by an endowment to support the acquisition and exh ibition of humorous\, satirical and illustrative graphic art. More than 500 prints and drawings\, representing highlights in the history of caricature \, have been purchased with this fund.

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Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario

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DTEND:20150509 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20150117 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:What’s So Funny? Recent Acquisitions of Humorous Art UID:372245 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Suzy Lake has been examining and critiquing ideals of the body\, gender and iden tity since the late 1960s. In her photographs\, videos and performances\, L ake draws attention to social norms and constraints and aims to diminish th e barrier between the viewer and the artwork.

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Introducing Suzy Lake follows the artist in images across five decades\, as her political ideals are forged in Detroit's civil right s movement in the late 1960s\; as she realizes her first successes in Montr eal's artist-led cultural boom of the 1970s\, the post&ndash\;Expo 67\, pos t-Duplessis era\; and her years in Toronto since 1978\, as she finds her ho me and hones her artistic vision.

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Co- curated by Georgiana Uhlyarik\, associate curator of Canadian art and Sophi e Hackett\, associate curator of photography\, the exhibition includes seve ral works from the AGO's collection as well as numerous loans. The exhibiti on features two new important works from Lake's Extended Breathing series (2008&ndash\;2014) and premieres two works from a brand new series\ , Performing Haute Couture (2014)\, created specifically for this exhibition. It also includes a recreation Are You Talking to Me? (1979) \, an installation of more than 70 photographs made shortly after Lake 's arrival in Toronto that has not been seen in its entirety since the earl y 1980s.

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A companion catalogue\, publ ished by Black Dog Publishing (U.K.)\, will feature texts by artists\, cura tors and scholars\, including Allyson Mitchell\, Robert Longo\, Elizabeth S mith\, Michelle Jacques \;and Sara Angel\, with a foreword by Tavi Gevi nson\, founder and editor-in-chief of \;Rookie \;magazine. Also entitled \;Introducing Suzy Lake\, the catalogue will be available for purchase at shopAGO in November. \;

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Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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DTEND:20150322 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20141105 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Introducing Suzy Lake\, Suzy Lake UID:372244 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Toron to comic artist Nina Bunjevac produces highly personal work rooted in her f amily&rsquo\;s complex history of migration between the former Yugoslavia a nd Canada. Her newest graphic novel\, Fatherland\, deals directly with the divisive politics that fractured a nation and a family. Despite it s title\, Fatherland is anchored by women. The autobiographical na rrative takes inspiration from such significant historical comics as Art Sp iegelman&rsquo\;s Maus (1991) and Chester Brown&rsquo\;s Louis Riel (2003). Two dolls made by Bunjevac complement these drawings fro m Fatherland\, their fragility echoing themes explored in her 2012 work Heartless.

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Organized b y the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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DTEND:20150502 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20141213 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Out of the Fatherland\, Nina Bunjevac UID:372243 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Memory Unearthed feat ures the photographs of Polish Jewish photographer Henryk Ross (1910-1991)\ , one of the official Lodz ghetto photographers. From 1940 to 1944\, Ross t ook work-permit identification card photos for the ghetto's ever increasing Jewish population consolidated into Lodz ghetto by the Nazi regime. He als o took &ldquo\;official&rdquo\; images\, promoting the ghetto's work effici ency \, and at the same time he documented the grim daily life in the ghett o: suffering and despair\, starvation and diseases\, the exploitation of th e workers\, the deportation of thousands to death camps at Chelmno and Ausc hwitz.

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Even with Ross's official stat us as an employee of the Jewish Council (Judenrat) in the Department of Sta tistics\, the subject matter of his photographic work was restricted and sc rutinized\, and he took many risks while capturing images of what he called the "total destruction of Polish Jewry."

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Hoping to preserve the historical record contained in his negatives\, Ross buried them at the time of the ghetto's liquidation in the fall of 194 4. Upon liberation by the Red Army in January 1945\, he excavated his box o f negatives to discover that only half of the 6\,000 negatives survived. He would spend the remainder of his life working with the images to tell his story of the Lodz ghetto. Some 200 of these indelible scenes are included i n Memory Unearthed\, comprising a visual and emotional meditation on a harrowing moment in history.

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Org anized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

DTEND:20150614 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20150131 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross\, Henr yk Ross UID:372241 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150131T173000 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20150131T100000 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross\, Henr yk Ross UID:372242 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Moham ed Bourouissa was drawn to the Sam and Esther Sarick Collection of Inuit ar t during his 2013 residency at the AGO. In his practice\, Bourouissa often addresses the challenge of communication and understanding across cultural boundaries\, and the Inuit collection allowed him to explore issues of appr opriation\, hybridity and the ownership and exchange of cultural heritage. As part of his residency\, Bourouissa set up a workspace in the AGO's Commu nity Gallery in the Weston Family Learning Centre\, where he drew and worke d with a 3D printer in order to understand Inuit culture through the creati ve process. Bourouissa has layered monumental drawings of objects from the Sam and Esther Sarick Collection over photographs from a trip he took to th e Arctic. To reinforce ideas of exchange\, he displays his 3D-printed sculp tures on bases that mimic the wooden shipping crates common in Arctic commu nities.

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The AGO Artist in Residence p rogram invites contemporary artists to research our collection and develop new works. Mohamed Bourouissa was the Artist in Residence from July to Augu st 2013. He currently lives and works in Paris\, and his residency was part of the Paris-Toronto series organized by the Consulat gé\;né\; ral de France à\; Toronto with support from the Institut Franç\ ;ais.

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Organized by the Art Ga llery of Ontario. Courtesy Mohamed Bourouissa and Kamel Mennour gallery\, P aris.

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DTEND:20150208 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20140927 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Some Copyright Options\, Mohamed Bourouissa UID:372240 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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A tir eless innovator who is unafraid to tackle difficult subject matter\, Pulitz er Prize&ndash\;winning artist Art Spiegelman has drawn inspiration from a wide range of sources in his work including politics\, the Holocaust\, Cubi sm and hard-boiled detective fiction. Maus\, a two-volume graphic novel that recounts his parents' life in Nazi-occupied Poland and later at Auschwitz\, was the first and only work of its genre to win the Pulitzer Pr ize\, in 1992. Art Spiegelman's CO-MIX: A Retrospective will displ ay original manuscripts of Maus\, rarely seen due to their fragili ty.

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Representing the breadth of Spieg elman's career\, the exhibition also features 300 works on paper ranging fr om trading cards to magazine covers\, including rarely seen works from Spie gelman's teens and 20s\, original drawings for In the Shadow of No Towe rs (2004)\, illustrations for a 1994 edition of the Flapper Age epic p oem The Wild Party and original cover art for The New Yorker\, including a print of the now iconic black-on-black 9/11 issue.

\n< p style="text-align: justify\;">The AGO's installation of Art Spiegelma n's CO-MIX: A Retrospective is coordinated by curator Andrew Hunter\, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator\, Canadian Art.

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Art Spiegelman&rsquo\ ;s CO-MIX: A Retrospective was organized by Rina Zavagli-Matt otti of the Galerie Martel in Paris. \;First exhibited at the 2012 Fest ival International de la Bande Dessiné\;e in Angoulê\;me\, Franc e\, the exhibition is presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario in collaborat ion with the Jewish Museum\, New York.

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DTEND:20150315 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20141220 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective\, Art Spiegelman UID:372239 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

TeodoraART Gallery is proud to present new works by Canadian artist Betty White.

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Using a complex repertoire of materials and style\, with each work Betty White remains faithful to her oe uvre\, in which the dimensions of the figurative multiply with appreciation \, extending far beyond story image into the past and future\, from fact in to idea\, and from the subconscious into the spiritual.

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When I firs t encountered White&rsquo\;s work\, I thought of it as encompassing the psy che\, in the modern psychological sense of the word. It combined the uncons cious with the material and corporeal\, and further with higher consciousne ss\, the super-ego that binds us to family and to all human society\, and\, finally\, to the spiritual\, joining naturally the circle to the initial r ealms of death and birth. \;This view has evolved\, and now I use Psych e also in the ancient Greek and Roman sense\, when it represented the soul and spirit of a person or place.

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Betty White&rsquo\;s art works are almost always figurative\, yet the faces they portray are as much stories as they are doors\, open to co-existing dimensions. Rarely do they smile\, yet these visages promise intimate knowledge of the entire panorama of huma n emotion. Rarely do they look back\, but their bones map the journey of th eir ancestors\, marching remorselessly into the future. At the same time th ey float\, melding as effortlessly with the eternal and our oneness as they do with the physical reality of life&rsquo\;s day to day struggles and tri umphs. They inhabit this world and are of it\, with roots reaching deep int o the earth for water and nourishment\, and spirits that embody life&rsquo\ ;s experiences\, while their auras link us all to the eternal\, to hopes an d dreams\, to joys and sorrows\, and ultimately to the soul of all human ex istence.

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To visit White&rsquo\;s faces is to reside in their loving ly crafted habitat\, one that acknowledges our lives on every level\, from the deeply personal to the cosmological\, all nested naturally within the c ontinuum of history and time.

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VJI  \;October 2014

DTEND:20150228 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20150205 GEO:43.6765183;-79.3974868 LOCATION:TeodoraART Gallery (T-ART)\,214 Avenue Road \nToronto\, Ontario M5 R 2J4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:BETTY WHITE new paintings\, BETTY WHITE UID:371726 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150205T200000 DTSTAMP:20150201T182354 DTSTART:20150205T160000 GEO:43.6765183;-79.3974868 LOCATION:TeodoraART Gallery (T-ART)\,214 Avenue Road \nToronto\, Ontario M5 R 2J4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:BETTY WHITE new paintings\, BETTY WHITE UID:371727 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR